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Get in touch with Lance


Why the Rogue?
I moved to the Rogue Valley from the Willamette Valley in 2016 for change because it will do a person good, and a career opportunity to restore a new part of Oregon's streams and rivers. This region is a biological hotspot with a lot of characteristics that make it unique and interesting. I mostly work with rural landowners on stream restoration projects, and I am finding community in these places. It is rewarding to work along with people and nature to leave the world a better place than I found it.

Lance Wyss

Restoration Biologist

Lance Wyss joined the Rogue River Watershed Council staff in October of 2019 to manage restoration projects and monitor ecological restoration actions as our Restoration Biologist. These actions include instream and streamside enhancement such as large wood placement, noxious weed control, and fish passage improvements. Lance fosters lasting relationships with landowners and other partners in the development, implementation, and stewardship of projects.


Since 2013, he has managed many restoration projects in the Willamette Valley for the Calapooia Watershed Council and in the Rogue Valley for The Freshwater Trust. Lance has also spent over a decade completing fisheries research that includes monitoring of Pacific Lamprey, sampling fish populations and aquatic invertebrate communities, and completing stream habitat surveys. He attended Oregon State University where he received a Bachelor’s in Fisheries and Wildlife Science and a Master’s in Wildlife Science. In his spare time, he enjoys running, hiking, bird watching, and trail building.

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